Can I use the same location for two IM injections and how far apart?

  1. I have a 1ml Testosterone IM injection and a 1ml B12 IM injection to give monthly to a patient. I have been injecting both into one deltoid muscle, about 2 inches apart from each other. Is this okay in order to avoid having two sore arms? The patient is 45years old and obese, at 350lbs, and has very thick arms.
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    About smooshcrickets, ADN, BSN, LVN, RN

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  3. by   Esme12
    moved to patient meds for best response
  4. by   jamd11
    Are the medications compatible together? Often to spare the patient the experience and discomfort of being stuck with a needle twice we mix together the two medications and inject as one IM. Call pharmacy and see if this can be done!